Denise Goldberg's blog

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Don't tell Baxter! He thinks my visit this past weekend was just to see him when it was time to be shared with my mom and sister (yes, and Baxter too).

Baxter, running in the woods

Baxter just loves to run in the woods!

Monday, November 23, 2015

leaves in red

A few leaves in red are still clinging to tree branches.

leaves in red

Saturday, November 21, 2015

in a conservatory

Today was a day to wander in the conservatory at Longwood Gardens, a day to enjoy the sight of many different types and colors of chrysanthemums. What beautiful flowers!

chrysanthemum in bloom at Longwood Gardens

Thursday, November 19, 2015

time conundrum

I'm sitting at Logan Airport waiting for a plane.

That's really only partially true - I'm waiting, the pilots are waiting, the plane is sitting outside. There are ground delays in Philadelphia that have moved our scheduled departure out two hours so we're waiting for permission to board and take off.

The funny thing is, I just looked at my boarding pass. The departure time shows our new projected departure time of 7:28 PM. The next line shows the expected arrival time, at 7:17 PM. Boston and Philadelphia both live in the same time zone so I don't think time will move backwards between these two cities. That's an oops! a rather interesting defect (in the software).

an orchid, posed

I was delighted to see orchids when I visited the greenhouses of Lyman Estates last weekend. The flowers are delicate; the bloom is long lasting.

an orchid, posed

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


A pair of butterflies perch on a green leaf, one moving, one standing still.

a pair of butterflies

I have always been fascinated by the two-sided nature of this type of butterfly. One side of their wings is patterned brown, the other is bright blue. You can see a tiny bit of the blue in the fluttering butterfly's (opened) wings.

Sunday, November 15, 2015


It's amazing to see some of the root structure that allows this tree to stand on the edge of a pond.

tree roots and reflections

Saturday, November 14, 2015

in a greenhouse

Brr! The temperature stayed chilly today and the wind was howling. To counter the effects of the cool air I decided it was a good day for a greenhouse visit. I headed to the greenhouses of the Lyman Estate in the hopes of seeing some color.

The bougainvillea in the greenhouse created a splash of bright pink that was visible from outside. As I walked into the next greenhouse I was treated by the sight of orchids in many different colors. Visiting flowers today made me happy.


More photos from today's visit can be seen in the gallery greenhouses of Lyman Estate - 2015 starting with this photo and ending here.

Thursday, November 12, 2015


A flower, a glasswing butterfly posing sideways, delicate...

delicate, flower and butterfly

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


This bird lives among the butterflies at Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory. He was happily eating and keeping an eye on the people, making sure that we stayed away from his food sources.